Long Walks

Spend a day discovering the region on foot

If you are looking for a longer walk or something more challenging, the Mornington Peninsula can give you great options. Some of the longer walks involve beach rambles, coastal steps or bush tracks. Others are an easy stroll along the bayside foreshore. Many of the walks pass through National Parks and have limited access to water en route so make sure you take supplies with you.

The walks listed below will take more than 4 hours to complete.

Cape Schanck to Gunnamatta
Leaving the Cape Schanck Visitor Area car park, follow the sealed Cape Schanck Road for 600m back towards Boneo Road. Turn left onto the dirt track which leads into the national park. Follow the walking track through coastal Moonah woodland towards Fingal and Gunnamatta Beach.
Southern Peninsula
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Coolart Woodlands Walking Tracks
There are a series of walking tracks throughout the park (Split into 4 loops) which allow you to explore coastal woodlands, wetland areas, lagoons and the formal gardens which surround the homestead.
Westernport
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Greens Bush to Highfield Walk
Situated between Arthurs Seat and Cape Schanck, Greens Bush is the largest remnant of bushland on the Mornington Peninsula.  The area contains a variety of vegetation communities and is a wildlife haven, making it an excellent place for nature walking.
Southern Peninsula
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Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve
Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve is one of the few remaining areas on the South Eastern fringe of Melbourne recognised as an important area for conservation of indigenous flora and fauna. The reserve which covers 214ha has an important place in military history with almost a 100 year history of military use spanning from 1886 to 1979.
Frankston & Surrounds
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Mornington Rail Trail
Starting at the Mornington Railway Station, this trail follows the old Mornington Railway all the way to the Railway Preservation Society. The railway still runs today but only as a tourist attraction on the first three Sundays of each month, with extra services running through peak periods.
Northern Peninsula
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Mt Eliza Trail
From the Baden Powell Drive and Humphries Road intersection, this trail leads through Mt Eliza via pathways all the way to the Emil Madsen Reserve. Take a look at some of the beautiful houses of Mt Eliza and get off the beaten track by taking another way through the suburb.
Northern Peninsula
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Nunns Walk
This section of the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail starts at the Balcombe Creek car park on the Esplanade in Mt Martha and stretches 6.5km along Mt Martha's beautiful foreshore. Along the way there is a multitude of amazing view points and beach houses to see.
Northern Peninsula
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Peninsula Link Trail (North)
Considered the largest piece of “health and fun infrastructure” in the south east of Metropolitan Melbourne, riders and walkers are now able to enjoy the 25 kilometre shared path built as part of the Peninsula Link freeway project.
Frankston & Surrounds
Walk Difficulty
Peninsula Link Trail (South)
Considered the largest piece of “health and fun infrastructure” in the south east of Metropolitan Melbourne, riders and walkers are now able to enjoy the 25 kilometre shared path built as part of the Peninsula Link freeway project.
Frankston & Surrounds
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Point Nepean National Park Trails
The Point Nepean National Park is a mix of beautiful landscape and rich history situated at the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula. There is a range of amazing walks visitors can explore and an array of historic buildings that served various purposes during the early history of the Mornington Peninsula.
Southern Peninsula
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Red Hill Rail Trail
The start of the trail at Merricks is to the north side of the Station Ground Recreation Reserve outside the parking area which is 230m along Merricks Rd.  Follow the cyclone fenced pathway / narrow track in the roadside reserve to the start of the trail proper. Beware of mud in winter.
Hinterland
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Rosebud Bay Trail
Walk along the pathways and boardwalk on Rosebud Foreshore, see beautiful shell covered stretches of beach and stroll down the Rosebud Pier. This section finishes up at the Anthony's Nose Car Park which is a popular fishing location.
Southern Peninsula
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Somers Bay Trail
This large section of the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail traverses from the township of Bittern, out to Somers and then straight into the heart of Balnarring. These quiet Westernport towns are beautiful examples of the more peaceful side of the Mornington Peninsula.
Westernport
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The Bay Trail (Dromana to Portsea)
The Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail extends along the Port Phillip coast from Dromana to Portsea. It is flanked by the beautiful sandy bay beaches and clear waters of Port Phillip as it winds it’s way along the foreshore reserve.
Peninsula Wide
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The Bay Trail (extended)
The Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail Extends from Portsea all the way up the Port Phillip Bay Beach to Mornington and through to Frankston where it then heads inland out towards Hastings and the Westernport Bay.
Peninsula Wide
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The Coastal Walk
The Coastal walk along the southern side of the Mornington Peninsula offers spectacular scenery stretching 30kms between Cape Schanck and the Point Nepean National Park. The Coastal Walk encompasses many smaller sections of Ocean Beach walking trails, some along gravel tracks and parts along the sandy beaches.
Southern Peninsula
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Two Bays Walking Track: Dromana to Cape Schanck
The Two Bays Walking Track is the longest continuous walking track on the Mornington Peninsula. It stretches 26km through a diverse range of Mornington Peninsula landscape. The whole walk can be completed in a day for walking enthusiasts, or split up into multiple smaller walks for those who want to enjoy it in smaller sections.
Peninsula Wide
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